Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Eve

We got home to League City around 7:30...and we were pretty tired! It was a LONG carride home--although I drove the first part while Adam watched his new movie Hancock and Jackson played with his awesome Leapster2, then Adam drove and I watched Hancock...it was still a long way home. We got home, peed, changed Jackson's clothes, and got back in the car to head to MeMaw and Pawpa's for presents with my family. We've always opened on Christmas Eve, and this year somehow turned out to be a bigger Christmas than anyone started out having....when we were done with presents, we said "holy cow...how did that happen?!" Next year we will have a limit...I guess that's what happens when you shop early...you just don't stop buying...oh well.

We told Jackson he had to wear his Santa outfit...why? Because we never got to wear it in Dallas and it will be too small for him next year...SO PUT IT ON! He is just too darn cute in it!

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Apparently, we missed all the excitement of the fire at GG Jane's earlier in the afternoon. I guess they were playing games and opening presents in the living room, when Aaron (Ashley's fiance) went to get a drink in the kitchen and yelled "HOLY SHIT! FIRE! FIRE!" The candleabra on GG's dining room table had tipped over, catching the centerpiece on fire, causing the center of the table to melt and smoke to fill the entire front of the house....holy cow!

But, it was fine when we arrived at her house late that night to open presents. Jackson got a slew of CAT tractors, remote-control no less! He loves them! He also got a HUGE Home Depot tool kit--drills/flashlights/saw/batteries....it kicks ass, really! Just like Daddy's!

Adam and I got a garage door opener! Can you believe our house does not have a garage door opener? Crazy! After viewing the remains of the fire, we headed back to the Schroer house for more presents....and so the chaos begins...

MeMaw and Aunt Tacey did the best...although Mommy and Daddy's console table, second garage door opener, and nightstand were really awesome! Daddy also got a shop*vac, carwashing kit, and accumark level! I also got a sewing kit, an iPod shuffle from Aunt Tacey, and the set of 4 lamps that I have been wanting!

And Jackson, well, he stole the show! Aunt Tacey got him a really cute Thomas the Train rolling bag--which he immediately wanted to put his game from Aunt Peggy in! HA! She also got him a Home Depot weed eater--too cute! I'll post the video below of him opening it! It's hysterical!

He also opened the gift from Grandpa Joe and Grandma Lou from Nebraska--he LOVED this puzzle that sings--it's been a hit at our house nearly everynight!

MeMaw and Pawpa did great as well: a Kid Tough DVD Player (this thing is AWESOME! Highly recommend it--great for long dinner's out, long car rides, or sitting in the doctor's office!HA!) a Thomas the Train blow up bed for at their house when he spends the night, and a cool 3-wheeler
that talks and tells directions! Very cool!! And Pawpa FINALLY got Memaw a new computer--after 2 keyboards connected to her laptop, with random buttons working/notworking and a battery pack that did not keep a charge, I'd say it was time to upgrade! HA! Good job, Dad!

It was a great night, but we were all tired, so we packed it up and headed home to get tucked in bed before Santa arrived at our new house! Jackson was out about 20 minutes after we got home...Adam on the other hand waited up. He wanted to make sure that Santa got all of Jackson's toys in the right spot! And good thing he did b/c Santa forgot all the batteries! Daddy had to go to Buckee's at 12:30am to get batteries so that Jackson could play with his toys right away!

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